A Zen Like Stay at Cicada Luxury Townhouses, Seminyak, Bali
One of the most relaxing stays I have ever experienced, everything at the Cicada Luxury Townhouses is aimed at helping you to relax, unwind and escape from the worries of work, of everyday life, and just chill out. Around the pool, in the townhouses, everywhere there is a real air of calm and good vibes.
We arrived a little earlier than expected after a pretty hectic journey from Thailand via Singapore and our accommodation wasn’t quite ready but this wasn’t a problem we were able to get changed and make use of the lovely pool and sun loungers and start our seriously chilled out stay with lovely welcome drinks provided as well.
Our accommodation for our 3 night stay was a one bedroom townhouse, a townhouse which really was luxurious with minimalist style which just demanded you relax! Complete with our own plunge pool outside it was absolutely brilliant, much more than a home from home.
The entrance to our accommodation was through a secure gate from the pool area which lead into our own patio with private plunge pool. Then you entered the living/dining/kitchen area through huge floor to ceiling patio doors. Beautifully furnished with everything needed to make your stay comfortable. The kitchen was also fully stocked should you wish to cater for yourselves. There was also a great large flat screen T.V, we enjoyed a lovely late night watching a film with a delicious pizza we ordered from room service cosy’d up on the sofa.
There’s no restaurant here but this doesn’t matter, it actually makes for an even more relaxing experience, as every morning your made to order breakfast is brought to your house and laid out for you at the time you request…no need to even get dressed!! Fresh coffee, eggs, bacon, fresh bread, fruit and fruit juices, the perfect start to the day, we really enjoyed our slow mornings here which left us ready to soak up everything the west coast of Bali had to offer.
A doorway leads you to the bedroom and bathroom area of the townhouse behind the kitchen. Nothing could cause me any stress here! The style was perfect for me and Katalin, simple but luxurious, so amazingly comfortable, everything thought of. Our stay here was so relaxing it left us feeling so refreshed, full of life, excited about exploring the beautiful island of Bali.
Waking up and making use of the amazing features like the semi-outdoor power shower really adds to the experience of the stay here. There is amazing novelty value to this as well as having a revitalising impact after a great sleep after a late night spent in one of the many great local beach bars.
There is nothing quite like enjoying a bath outside either! The huge bath under its own cover in the rear garden area was perfect, if thoughts or stresses of home had somehow managed to reach us all the way here they soon disappeared after sinking into a warm relaxing bath here.
Seminyak & Kuta
Seminyak & Kuta are two of the most popular places for travellers to head to first when arriving in Bali, just like we did. For good reason too… There is so much to explore and discover within easy walking distance of the Cicada Luxury Townhouses. Upmarket Seminyak is filled with great bars, cafe’s and restaurants both on the beach and in the town centre.
La Lucciola is and amazing Italian restaurant and bar we found through the TripAdvisor App right on the seafront where you can dine and enjoy cocktails whilst watching the sun set over the coast, this was just five minutes walk from the Cicada Townhouses. A very romantic experience, perfect for couples.
Across a car park from La Lucciola is the Masceti Petitenget Temple built to ward off dark forest spirits. This was the first of many temples we visited during our stay in Bali but this felt so welcoming, some of the famous temples almost feel more like a tourist attraction than anything else due to the crowds they attract, but here we were the only visitors when we entered. We were welcomed by locals inside who showed us around and explained things to us and took photos with us. One of the lasting impressions Bali gave us was that the Balinese are really friendly welcoming people.
If you feel the need to shop, Seminyak has it covered! With it’s very own shopping mall just off Seminyak Square along with the hundreds of boutiques which line the roads within the town centre this is the place to shop in Bali!
Also within walking distance of the Cicada Townhouses is the renowned Potato Head Beach Club, providing day beds, a swimming pool and loads of drinking and dining options. This is the place for the bronzed and chiselled bodies of Bali to hang out! But if you are looking to get one of the day beds (there aren’t that many!) Make sure you arrive at opening time, if not before or you will miss out.
Then of course there are the beaches…there is nothing quite like sipping from a coconut on one of Bali’s many gorgeous beaches! The waves here as well…I have never experienced anything like it! the west coast of Bali is legendary amongst surfers and the power of the waves here makes it no surprise!
The bar lined beach of Kuta makes for a great night out. Bars such as La Plancha put colourful bean bags out on the sand and music and cocktails along with the local refreshing beer Bintang fill the air! An awesome night out and definitely not to be missed during a stay here.
My pick for watching the sun set over the gorgeous west coast Bali beaches? Woo bar! Just up from the Potato Head Beach Club and within easy walking distance of Cicada Luxury Townhouses, Woo Bar is part of the huge W-Bali Hotel and is right on the beach front. It is a classy place to enjoy these incredible sunsets but still has a nice chilled out vibe, makes for a very memorable night out!
We also visited the mythical Tanah Lot Temple during our stay here. Built on top of a rock formation standing defiantly against the sea as it crashes against it. Tanah Lot is one of the most recognisable images of Bali. We went by Taxi here (stick with blue bird taxis!) and the driver waited for us to finish our visit then brought us back for a really good price. Tanah Lot is one of those places you just have to visit whilst in Bali!
After days fulled with sun, sea, sand and adventure, and evenings filled with incredible sunsets, great food and cocktails…what better way to wind down than by slipping into your own private plunge pool as you arrive back at Cicada Luxury Townhouses!
Perfect days and nights in Seminyak, Bali, at Cicada Luxury Townhouses.
Thanks as always for reading….Happy Travels!
My Travel Mission received support from Cicada Luxury Townhouses, however all opinions are my own…I really did reach a state of Zen right here!!